Egypt Facts and Information

The land that gave birth to the first great civilization is the Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world. The pyramids, the minarets, the Nile – the scope of Egypt is magnificent. The Pyramids represent one of the greatest architectural feats by man.Egypt has the oldest recorded history in Western civilization, dating back 5,000 years, king named pharaohs began to build the great pyramids as royal tombs. Egypt played an integral role in the Muslim world after the Arab conquest by ‘Amr ibn-al-‘As in 639–42. after him the Fatimid (909–1171), who founded Cairo as their capital in 969.

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Hurghada Travel Guide

(Women holding umbrellas and covering themselves stand in line during rain under an election poster by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood “The Freedom and Justice Party'” outside a polling station as they wait to cast their votes during parliamentary elections in Alexandria, November 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany). The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) gained most seats in the first round of Egypt’s first democratic parliamentary elections for six decades. Following are some of the views espoused by the Brotherhood and the FJP on the economy, security, political reform, religion, culture and foreign policy, based on statements by members and the party programme

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Why, God?

FJP and Brotherhood officials say they want to build a modern, democratic state based on Islamic sharia law.

– The FJP says in its programme that legislation should be based on the principles of sharia and implemented with the agreement of a parliamentary majority.

– The programme talks of “spreading and deepening” the understanding of sharia as a way to guide individuals and society, echoing comments by officials who say they do not want to impose sharia on an unwilling population.

– It says followers of other religions would be governed by their own laws on religious matters.

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Cairo ATC strike delays 3 flights to Kingdom

Asked whether the party would seek to make it a rule for Egyptian women to wear the Muslim veil, FJP Secretary-General Saad el-Katatni said: “I cannot draft a law that says an unveiled woman will be forbidden from this or that … (but) I must make her feel that her punishment is in the afterlife.” Most women in Egypt already wear a veil.

ECONOMY

– Broadly, Brotherhood leaders say the group supports a free-market economy with a strong private sector.

– Many Brotherhood members have big business interests, including in consumer goods such as furniture and clothing.

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Russian tourist drowns in Egypt

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Tehran Times

Leon Panetta tells Israel to end ‘isolation’

U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta has urged Israel to try and end its increasing regional “isolation” by repairing diplomatic ties with Egypt and Turkey and renewing peace efforts with the Palestinians.

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Al-Ahram Weekly Online

Strong showing for Islamists

Islamic parties and the ruling military council are the biggest winners of the first stage of legislative elections as the results start to come in, Gamal Essam El-Din reports THE VICTORY sign against the setting sun and the flag in Tahrir Square marks the triumph of the revolution, if not quite in establishing a new political order then in … (more)

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Fri Dec 02, 2011
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Novotel Marsa Alam new management agreement signed by Accor Hotels Egypt and Egypto

Accor Hotels Egypt Management has signed an agreement with the Egyptian International Company for Tourism and Hotels , for the management of the fifth Novotel hotel in Egypt, Novotel Marsa Alam .

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First White Lion Cubs Ever Born In Egypt

Ashraf Enab, has open the South African Animal Trade with Egypt. On 15th April 2008 the first White Lions Arrived at CAI Airport, They were sent to Al-Bassels Wild Animal Reserve & rescue Center On Alex Road.

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Arab Islamists look to ‘Turkish model’

A file photo taken on February 23, 2011 shows Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan listening to a question during an interview with AFP in Ankara.

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Thu Dec 01, 2011
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
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Tourism Ministry and Eilat Municipality declare their aim to make Eilat “capital of the Red Sea.”

The Tourism Ministry and Eilat Municipality launched their rebranding of the southern resort city Wednesday, declaring their aim to make it the “capital of the Red Sea.” Pointing to the flight of European tourists from the Sinai amid political upheaval, they said now was the time to bring those tourists to Israel by promoting Eilat as the only … (more)

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood says wants to form gov’t

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Egypt: Partial results show Islamist lead in vote

Judges say the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful fundamentalist group, had the biggest share of votes so far from partial counts in the cities of Alexandria, Luxor, Port Said, Fayoum and Kafr el-Sheik, with between 30 to 70 per cent of the votes counted in those places.

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Tue Nov 29, 2011
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Netanyahu Visits Eilat’s Infiltration Neighborhood

The neighborhood has been suffering from illegal infiltrators from Africa who enter Israel through its border with Egypt and then proceed to the southern tourist city.

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YourNews: Loudon resident recalls travels in the Middle East

This story is contributed by a member of the Knoxville community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Knoxville News Sentinel I was only 25 and traveling by myself when I arrived in Egypt.

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Egypt polling stations open on day two

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Mon Nov 28, 2011
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Egyptians flock to polls

Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard as voters wait outside a polling station on the first day of parliamentary elections in Luxor, Egypt, Monday, Nov.

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Sun Nov 27, 2011
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Best Budget Travel for 2012

Mount Pico in the archipelago of the Azores, a pyramid and the Sphinx in Egypt and a light house on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

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Sat Nov 26, 2011
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‘Jesus in Egypt’ the subject of next Kiwanis Club Travel Adventure Film

“Jesus in Egypt: The Greatest Untold Story” is coming to Jackson High School, 544 Wildwood Ave., as part of the Kiwanis Club’s Travel Adventure film series.

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Fri Nov 25, 2011
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Simon Calder: How to profit from this ‘debt on the Nile’ trip

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Tutankhamun: The Boy Pharaoh

Of all the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun is the most famous. This is due to the unprecedented wealth of artefacts found in his tomb, which was “discovered” by British archaeologist Howard Carter, in 1922, some 3000 years after Tutankhamun’s death

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Accor Hotels Egypt Management has signed an agreement with the Egyptian International Company for Tourism and Hotels , for the management of the fifth Novotel hotel in Egypt, Novotel Marsa Alam .First White Lion Cubs Ever Born In Egypt

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Grand Gallery

Grand Gallery

This is a shot looking up to the ceiling of the Grand Gallery from right at the top. The small hole that you can see in the highest course is the tunnel through the masonary used by Nathaniel Davison to discover the so-called “Relieving Chambers”. This area is off-limits to tourists.

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid

“The mind has lost its cutting edge, we hardly understand the ancients.”

    GREGOIRE DE TOURS – 6th Century AD.

The Great Pyramid is the most comprehensively measured and surveyed building on the face of the planet today. This is for no other reason than its sheer magnitude as a construction project, and the unbelievable precision with which the project was carried out. Below is an interesting photo of the Great Pyramid taken from space, and listed below are some of the more incredible features of this structure.

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A few facts…

– It is constructed from approximately 2.5 million dressed blocks, mostly of yellow limestone,    with Aswan granite (quarried 500 miles to the South), used for certain internal features

– The total mass is estimated at 90 million cubic feet, weighing 6-7 million tons

– Its original height was 481 feet, but its top few courses and capstone no longer exist, so it now reaches just over 450 feet. Its base covers an incredible area of 13 acres, and its perimeter is just short of 1 kilometre long

– Its four sides average 756 feet in length, with the difference between the longest and shortest sides being 8 inches, an error amounting to 0.09%

– This height to base ratio turns up another surprise. The mathematical constant P (Pi), supposedly discovered by the ancient Greeks over a thousand years later, is incorporated into the design.. ie.   great pyramid height/base ratio = any circle’s circumference/radius ratio,  (756 x 2) / 481  =  3.14!

– The four sides of the Great Pyramid are also aligned to the four cardinal points with incredible precision. In fact, the average error in these alignments is just 3 arc minutes, equivalent to an error of  only  0.015%


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The list above is but a short summary of the numerous scientifically significant measurements and features within the Great Pyramid, which make it stand alone as a remarkable architectural achievement. Others include precise astronomical alignments, geodetic location, advanced machining technology, trigonometrical modelling, and other uses of advanced mathematics in design, such as Phi, the ‘Golden Section’. The question that occurs is why? Why such incredible precision? Why include so many advanced and mathematically significant measurements? Why go to all that bother? On the next page, I will review current thinking on the subject, and offer some of my own opinions.